10) Relying on superficial descriptions such as “natural” or even “organic” on labels to determine whether a food is truly healthy.
Here’s where the Food Industry gets you. They hone in on buzzwords they think will sell their product. Terms like “natural” or “organic” are useless
if the product in question is loaded with sugar (organic or not) or if the product contains highly processed ingredients and /or additives. Furthermore, labeling laws designed to supposedly “protect the consumer” are dubious, at best. Learn to read the fine print in the actual nutritional analysis on the back and come to understand the ingredient lists. A good rule of thumb where packaged food is concerned is to follow the edicts of ‘The X-Files’ and “Trust No One”
. If it wouldn’t look like food to someone wandering around 40,000 years ago with a loin cloth and a spear, it probably isn’t food for you, either!
9)Relying on the media, your doctor or even conventional nutritionists/dieticians to provide accurate nutritional information
8 ) Believing that junk food “in moderation” is OK.
7) Following “government guidelines” or “The Food Pyramid” for healthy eating.
6) Thinking that “being slim” means you are healthy—using weight as your litmus of “good health”.
5) Using vitamins to “make up for” unhealthy eating habits.
4)Believing that exercise can “make up for” unhealthy eating habits.
3) The belief that “genetics is destiny”.
2) The belief that eating healthy means having to give up enjoyment of food, good flavor, fat, dietary cholesterol or animal source foods.
1)The belief or assumption that eating a quality diet is too expensive…or too difficult or complicated to maintain.